Coping Behaviours of Frontline Extension Workers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria

Coping Behaviours of Frontline Extension Workers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria ( Vol-3,Issue-5,September - October 2018 )

Author: O.O Ekumankama

ijeab doi crossref DOI: 10.22161/ijeab/3.5.8

Keyword: Coping Behaviour, Frontline Extension Workers, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

Abstract: The study determined the coping behaviours exhibited by Akwa Ibom State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) extension workers in the bid to ease their job-related tension. The study also highlighted the relationship between selected personal characteristic and coping behaviours of the extension personnel. Data for the study were obtained from 88 respondents who were randomly selected. Mean score, and correlation statistic were the statistical tools employed in analyzing the data. The findings show that the extension agents (BESs) in Akwa Ibom State ADP dealt rarely with the job-related tension by using many of the coping behavioural variables such as talking with friends, spouse and relatives, involvement in religious activities, seeking professional help among others respectively. Level of formal education, household size, and extension experience of EAs were strong predicators of coping behaviours. Age and extension experience of BEAs and BESs were significantly associated with coping behaviours. It was concluded that the socio-economic characteristics of the extension agents influenced their coping behavior. Necessary recommendations such as improving extension agents’ education and working experience as well as constant training for capacity enhancement were made among others.

References:

[1] Bernard, J.F., Bandler, R. 1998, parallel circuits for emotional coping behavior: new pieces in the puzzle, The Journal of comparative Neurology, 401:429-436
[2] Goering L.A. 1991, Are women extension professionals more stressed? Journal of extension, 29(3) 1-2.
[3] Long, B.C, 1998, Work-related stress and coping strategies of professional women, Journal of Employment Counseling XXV: 37-44
[4] Mullins L.J. 2007, Management and Organizational Behaviour, Eight Edition, Prentice-Hall, inc, Englewood Cliffs.
[5] Okpongete, M.D. 2000, Akwa Ibom state ADP extension services report for 1999, In; Enyinna, T.(Ed), proceeding of the 14th Annual Farming Systems Research and Extension Workshop in South-Eastern Nigeria, Pp.92-99
[6] Oranye, N.O. 2002, Health and Illness in society: A Text for Nigerian Students, Afri Towers Ltd., Aba.
[7] Place, N.T, Jacob, S.2001, Stress: professional development needs of extension faculty, journal of Agriculture Education, 42(1): 96-105.
[8] Reeves I.O. 2003, Reality Bites, Management Today, P.35
[9] Umoh, I.O. 2003, Akwa Ibom State ADP extension service report for 2002, AKADEP, Uyo, Pp1-11.

Total View: 63 Downloads: 18 Page No: 1628-1634


Cite this Article:

MLA

O.O Ekumankama et al."Coping Behaviours of Frontline Extension Workers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria". International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878),vol 3, no. 5, 2018, pp.1628-1634 AI Publications doi:10.22161/ijeab/3.5.8

APA

O.O Ekumankama, P.(2018).Coping Behaviours of Frontline Extension Workers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).3(5), 1628-1634.10.22161/ijeab/3.5.8

Chicago

O.O Ekumankama, P.(2018).Coping Behaviours of Frontline Extension Workers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).3(5), pp.1628-1634.

Harvard

O.O Ekumankama. 2018."Coping Behaviours of Frontline Extension Workers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria". International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).3(5):1628-1634.Doi:10.22161/ijeab/3.5.8

IEEE

O.O Ekumankama."Coping Behaviours of Frontline Extension Workers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria", International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology,vol.3,no. 5, pp.1628-1634,2018.

Bibtex

@article { o.oekumankama2018coping,
title={Coping Behaviours of Frontline Extension Workers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria},
author={O.O Ekumankama , R},
journal={International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology},
volume={3},
year= {2018} ,
}